Freight Vehicles

 

The vehicles listed in this section are used in the rail freight sector.

Freight trains comprise of one or more locomotives hauling freight cars (goods wagons). The freight cars come in different forms, depending on their purpose, such as flat cars, box cars, refrigerated cars, tankers, hopper cars and more. Freight trains are also capable of transporting shipping containers. Depending on a country’s loading gauge, these containers could be double-stacked, which is common in the US, for example, but not in the UK.

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GB Railfreight Invests £4.7 Million in New Maintenance Depot

GB Railfreight Invests £4.7 Million in New Maintenance Depot

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has invested 4.7 million GBP in a new maintenance depot in Peterborough alongside the UK's East Coast Mainline.

Nestlé Waters to Operate Hydrogen-Powered Freight Train

Nestlé Waters to Operate Hydrogen-Powered Freight Train

Nestlé Waters will become the first company in Europe to operate a hydrogen-powered freight train with a solution from Alstom and ENGIE.

DfT Funding to Advance the Development of Sustainable Self-Charging Trains

DfT Funding to Advance the Development of Sustainable Self-Chargi...

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) is funding a series of projects to advance the future of Britain's rail network.

First JNA-X Box Wagons Arrive in UK

First JNA-X Box Wagons Arrive in UK

Porterbrook has announced that the first 25 new JNA-X Box Wagons have arrived in the UK and are now on lease with GB Railfreight (GBRf).

Varamis Rail Leases Class 321 Swift Express Freight Train from Eversholt Rail

Varamis Rail Leases Class 321 Swift Express Freight Train from Ev...

Varamis Rail has signed an agreement to lease a Class 321 Swift Express freight train from Eversholt Rail.

Barstow, Southern California, to Get New BNSF Integrated Rail Facility

Barstow, Southern California, to Get New BNSF Integrated Rail Fac...

BNSF Railway has announced plans to construct an integrated rail complex in Barstow, southern California - the first by a Class 1 railroad.

CargoBeamer Train Transports Semi-Trailers between Marseille and Calais

CargoBeamer Train Transports Semi-Trailers between Marseille and ...

CargoBeamer has operated the first intermodal train to transport semi-trailers between Marseille and Calais, France. 

DB Cargo Showcases Hydrogen Logistics Solutions

DB Cargo Showcases Hydrogen Logistics Solutions

DB Cargo has showcased how it’s already capable of transporting large quantities of hydrogen by freight rail.

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